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52248 Inadequate training for staff carrying out de-icing works

March 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Training and briefing South East

Concerns have been raised about the training that was delivered to staff when de-icing of the third rail was carried out.



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52454 Late notice case not being kept up-to-date at Hastings

March 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Communication and teamwork Knowledge Skills and experience Rules and procedures South East

Concerns have been raised about how late notices are being issued to staff at Hastings depot.



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52742 Rule Book alterations not delivered to staff at Harrogate

March 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Communication and teamwork Knowledge Skills and experience Rules and procedures Training and briefing North East

Concerns have been raised that Drivers based at Harrogate have not received December's Rule Book alterations.

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52406 Competency requirements for staff working trackside

February 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Rules and procedures Training and briefing Scotland

Clarification is being sought about competency requirements for non-safety critical staff working trackside within a depot or siding.


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52480 Dispatch procedure not being followed at Wimbledon station

February 2014 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Rules and procedures Station and platform South East

Drivers have raised concerns about dispatch procedures not being followed correctly on platform nine at Wimbledon station.



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52318 Shunters’ safety check not adequately carried out

December 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Rostering Supervision and Management Workload South West

Concerns have been raised about the Shunters' safety check not always being carried out correctly at St. Phillip's Marsh in Bristol.



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52346 Conductors not trained on GSM-R radios

December 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Communication and teamwork Equipment Knowledge Skills and experience Training and briefing South East

Conductors are concerned about a lack of training/briefing being provided for the new GSM-R radios. It is believed that Southern have recently completed the fitment of GSM-R radios to all of their rolling stock.



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52017 Ambiguous procedure for Guards taken ill during service

October 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Rules and procedures Training and briefing Not Specified

Concerns have been raised relating to an incident where a Guard was injured during service. The reporter has become aware that as the Guard was not in a fit state to continue, a member of the onboard Catering Crew took over the Guard duties.


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52186 & 52190 Conductor training following station redevelopment

October 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Station and platform Training and briefing East Midlands

Two individuals have contacted CIRAS separately with concerns about the training being provided to Conductors following the redevelopment of Nottingham station.


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50645 ‘Rough riding’ incidents between Small Heath and Tyseley

July 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Infrastructure Knowledge Skills and experience Work environment West Midlands

 A reporter has expressed concern that 'rough riding' is occurring when fast trains travel over a particular crossover located between Small Heath and Tyseley.  

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